Thursday, October 12, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KCFD CONFRONTS LEGACY OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRE FIGHTERS!!!



Recently, the nation was shocked at the racial insensitivity and outright harassment of a firefighter that made national news.

The story . . .

Firehouse: Detroit Probationary FF Fired after Bringing Watermelon to Station

The postscript on that story is interesting because some Black firefighters are defending the guy . . . And all of this proves that most people don't understand the insular, twisted and often backward culture that exists within so many big city fire departments.

Over the past few years, new leadership and better public relations have improved the image of the FD among the local political elite.

More to the point . . . Local 42, the KCFD political arm, is no longer the juggernaut of KCMO politics and their endorsement doesn't influence elections any longer now that corporations with far deeper pockets have hijacked the agenda at City Hall.

Still, new equipment, a focus on EMT services (the future for the KCFD) and tragic losses have bolstered the department's standing among the local electorate.



However . . .

ONCE AGAIN DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE KCFD REVEAL A LACK OF PROGRESS FOR THE INSTITUTION THAT REMAINS MIRED IN THE PAST!!!

A lawsuit under consideration this week focuses on the lack of promotion and leadership roles for African-American employees.



Thanks to pressure from this blog, there have been a few recruiting minority efforts from KCFD but the reality is that their historic record on diverse hiring practices and promotion is abysmal and very few of their leaders in top ranking positions are women or people of color.

The KCFD might meet quotas but FALLS FAR BEHIND in minority hiring compared to all Kansas City, MO departments. 

Even worse . . .

Insiders know that the culture of the KCFD still needs to change as family connections and cronyism continue to dominate the department, their hiring and promotion - A phenomena that limits career advancement for Fire Fighters of EVERY demographic -- Yes, white people too.

And so . . .

As KCFD transitions from an institution once dominated by Fire Fighter jocks to a bigger organization hosting workers who are EMT ambulance service providers first and foremost . . . It's the hope of this blog community that City Hall pushes for greater KCFD reform and a departure from a proud but often discriminatory history.

Developing . . .

70 Comments:

Anderson said...

Cronyism is at work in every part of KCMO.

That's the principal that has always ruled City Hall since it war first built.

Anonymous said...

Discrimination is bad. 30 minutes on hold for 911 is MUCH worse.

Kansas City screws up just about everything it touches nowadays. The FD is just one problem out of many.

Angela K. said...

As usual TKC, you forget to mention the KCFD's problem with women. They are far behind in hiring female fire fighters and City Hall should look into that FIRST.

Remember that they were forced into allowing restroom access and facilities for their female employees. If we want to talk about diversity, don't leave women out of the discussion.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Good point sister!

Anonymous said...

That’s a lie, most blacks don’t want to work for the fire dept period. I also know black firemen who have never complained one bit about racism or anything else

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they’re aren’t enough muscle bound dykes out there to do the job! Lol!

Anonymous said...


as a former KCFD firefighter...my tenure 60's/70's I can attest that women, overall, cannot do the job of firefighter...too physically demanding...they can do the admin. aspects of the "job"...to add balance and creedance to my comments...many/most of the men of my era couldn't do the job either as they failed to keep fit and improve their physical conditioning and technical proficiency...and so, the issue is moot...many were simply "bodies" occupying space and collecting a paycheck bi-weekly...

Real talk said...

^^^ +1 TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

7:35 is as insane as most Progressives.

I know several firefighters and there are the usual complaints from them concerning the usual complaints about blacks.

Women can't physically do the job under pressure. The male fire fighters have to take up the slack and this, endangers not only the people they are trying to rescue, but inhibits the efficiency of the firefighters when putting out the fire in your neighborhood.

KCFD always make fun of JoCo firefighters in the bar I go to. JoCo firefighters always fight the fire from the front yard, KCFD goes into the dwelling, or, business and tries to put it out. There is some rhyme they always say, but I forgot it now.

In defense of JoCo firefighters, I think that is how they are taught to fight fires, just contain them.

Again, we can all pretend that everyone is equal, until that female firefighter can't pick you up and drag you or a family member out of a fire, or, the male firefighter isn't there, because he is covering the slack from a female who can't get it done.

I live girls, think we should have a female president etc. etc.

The truth is the truth. You can't create, after the fact, quick twitch fibers and a more massive bone structure from politically correct slogans.

Progressives are idiots.

Angela K. said...

^^^^^^^^ Do not believe that for a second.

I hear the same stuff from fire fighters year after year.

They talk about upper body strength and then design the tests to favor that kind of aptitude.

But if you look at endurance and agility, there are a lot of women who can outperform men over and over.

Anonymous said...

Hit it hard from the yard

Anonymous said...

No they can't

Anonymous said...

What's this minority highering practices for city hall? HR rules are based on business criteria only- i.e. what you have done and accomplished. Not Race color ethnicity. It is illegal to higher just because someone is black. Audit Fire dept rules and find out?!

Anonymous said...

8:06

That is such, such bullshit.

Look, Serena Williams and probably girls like Rhonda Rousey could do ok, but they are a HUGE exception to the rule.

You guys are so full of shit.

Anonymous said...

"But if you look at endurance and agility, there are a lot of women who can outperform men over and over." I doubt that's true. There are probably some women who can outperform some men over and over, but those men they outperform are not physically qualified to be firefighters.

Anonymous said...

If I were spending 24 hours at a time in a fire station, I would want some women around to fuck. Preferably not no fat dyke bitch, but a hot slut. They could also clean the place up and cook the food.

Anonymous said...

I am white and I love watermelon. I would share one with black folks any time.

Anonymous said...

The new hires (the women) have to carry the heavy hoses and do the dirty work its just the way it is.

then the women will complain that the men make them do the hard part of the job, you can't win.

Anytime you're the bottom of the totem pole you do the crap jobs that's just the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, black firefighters better have their chili without crackers at the firehouses. We can't have whiteys angry at a box of crackers.

Mo Rage said...


The guy who lets racists spew their ugly, ignorant venom, here, on his blog, letting them call them "niggers" and a lot worse, is suddenly, suddenly concerned about the plight of African-Americans?

Forgive a lot of us if we see the concern is empty.

Super Dave said...

When a person is fired for bringing a piece of fruit to work is a sign that America is losing touch with reality.

Is bringing a tub of fried chicken, a jug of Kool Aid and collard greens then as well taboo?

What if he had brought a bottle of Aunt Jemima Syrup and pancakes?

I'd then have to guess some carp and catfish with cornbread for lunch would be a suggestion a white person couldn't make in a fire station if a black person was there also.

Add sweet potato pie, mac & cheese black eye peas, candy yams, gumbo, mashed potatoes, pan gravies, chicken dumplings. This list a friend and former co worker gave me yesterday when we talked about this. I have known Rodney who is black close to 50 years. Rodney thought a man being fired over a watermelon is going way too far, as he said, "I'd have grabbed a knife and cut that melon open in a heartbeat. In summertime when it's hot nothing is better than cold melon."

But Rodney brought up a point so far I have not seen anywhere. Would a black firefighter be fired for playing rap songs in the station if a white person complained they didn't like hearing the word nigger or words of violence against women or people in general.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Mo Rage

Super Dave said...

Mo Rage, Tony is just putting out there the story that is news and asking the questions.

Unlike you that censors and tries to only do stories you think the public wants to see and allowing only the viewpoints you agree with.

chuck said...

If Mo Rage needs a safe space, he is in the wrong room.

Pay attention.

This free for all comment section, is, ironically, to those who work at more well known publications, the imprimatur, the existential knowledge, that as you surf through the insanity, the truth is here, uncensored, unedited, right there for you to see and you know it is true, because it stands shoulder to shoulder with the insanity, the depravity, the hate. It is just like life, unencumbered with the need to please anyone, it just exists, it just is what it is.

Without the insanity, racism, hate (defined, of course on a subjective basis.) and extemporaneous commentary, the blog would appear disingenuous and perhaps manipulated by it's eponymous founder.

The Blog reveals all the warts on Cromwell's face and this "wicked little city's" ass.

If you are "triggered" by harsh language and outraged by unfettered commentary, by now, you must know that this is not your arena.

But, you're not really "triggered", harsh language doesn't really bother you. It's just an excuse to employ the tried and true, once indomitable and deadly accusation of "racism", which, now, is no more than the exhausted fumes of an extinct volcano.

Getting called a "racist" now just means, that you are not in lock step with the Progressive Insanity that is destroying this country. it's a compliment.

Anonymous said...

Herp derp...duh..doy..me name is Stupid Dave...herp derp...I make good and stuff staements like "Would a black firefighter be fired for playing rap songs in the station if a white person complained they didn't like hearing the word nigger"...duh...doy...herp derp.

Anonymous said...

As a retired Fire Fighter, IAFF Local 42 member, with 35 years of service (60's - 90's) I personally could give a flying fuck as to who is on that fire department.
The shit I saw in my career was abysmal. Blacks were hired and promoted through affirmative action. That was a joke. Then women were hired. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where the moaning was coming from. Gays, Lesbians came flooding in.
Firefighting tactics had to be changed. Now they throw millions of gallons of water a fire from outside because no one is capable of fighting the fire from the inside. Blacks won't go inside, fucking lesbians are too lightweight to drag a full sized man out.

But hey, they ride around on shiney apparatus while yelling "look at me, ain't I'm somebody".

Some would say there was two booster tanks in the station. One filled with water in the belly of the pumper and the other filled with jezz in the belly of the female.

Fuck am I happy I don't work for the City anymore. Maybe when I die and the city will make a monument of me and they'll get the broken nose bent just right, my back and legs twisted from building collapses and the burn marks on my hands and ears I received from the lack of protective gear. NOT!

chuck said...

10:46

And there ya have it.

Prima Facie.

No one wants to hear it, you hate it, because it does not conform to your world, or, in this case, view of the city, but..., there it is.

Anonymous said...

Whenever a Black, Female, or some other member of an "oppressed" group is passed up for a promotion, doesn't get the raise they wanted, or (God Forbid) fired from their job, the person need only cry "discrimination" and quite suddenly, they are excluded from all accountability as an employee. Absolved of any failure or wrongdoing as an adult. There is a word for that. That word is........ Privilege.

Anonymous said...

No, we are not discriminatory.
We have fried chicken BBQs

Anonymous said...


Democrat greedy Firefighter union slobs scamming the taxpayers --

gotta know somebody to get hired and get in on the scam

Anonymous said...

10:44 you are the most racists asshole on this blog. Really sad when stupidity tries to rant on those with some smarts and practical views of life

Great view points both Chuck and Superdave.

MoRage get a life, and stop trying to shit on ours.

10:46 I hear you I as well am glad I am retired and no longer having to deal with the crap that has and is ruining the fire service.

I had to go to the Legion Post 370 in Overland Park a few months ago for a dinner and it is located right next to a OP Fire Station. I saw this blonde and I'll admit cute as hell blonde, in OPFD shift gear training with her fellow firefighters. Ok sorry, I lied she was standing there watching the men do the training. They were doing ladder drills. For 15 of so minutes I watched her with the men putting the ladder up so she could climb it and then a fellow FF help her down. I'd say she was 5'5" at best and 100 lbs soaking wet. After words the wife and I stopped at a Price Chopper a few blocks away did some shopping and on our way out I noticed an OPFD pumper in the lot and this same blonde and another FF walking towards it. She got behind the wheel to drive and I was OMG can she even reach the pedals? She never looked anywhere but straight ahead as she pulled out making a hard left and ripped the front bumper off a what looked to be new Dodge Challenger.

I told the wife, see that is why I am glad to no longer be a KCFD firefighter.

Anonymous said...

I am white and love watermelon, BBQ, Colt 45, Kools, Fried Chicken, Greens, Chittlins, Okra,Ice cream and pussy. I would share this with Black folks anytime.

A few women have the strength to be actual in the fire, fire fighter and actual fire fight to be front line soldiers. The vast majority and I mean VAST DO NOT have the upper body strength to even open a plug or engage in hard front line battle.

Sad truth. Ladies accept the truth.

Negros have been treated exceptionally well in the KCFD. Hell we have had two Negro Mayors and a Women Mayor and yet there is a claim of discrimination. Who da fuck is foolin who here.

You mean the Freedom Inc allows this sad state of affairs and the NOW snd Jaco of Women Caucus allows this being mean to firewomin.

Move along folks, just fake news and more fucked up self serving liberal progressive bullshit narrative.

chuck said...

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Anonymous said...

11:34 AM thanks for the truth. Most of the fireowomin see the job as a way to get all the cock they can. Plus they need to spread the pussy to get favors and promotions. Others sees it as a way to provide a living and impress their female wife or girlfriend.

I call Bullshit on this whole story.

Gray Back said...

Fireman were, until recently, held no higher in status than garbagemen. September 11, 2001 changed all of that. The world really saw "men" die trying to rescue as many as could be rescued.

All of a sudden municipalities across the nation started treating those fire fighters a little better.

Then came the progressive liberal cock suckers. They had to cash in on the tragedy.

Since that time firefighters have been reduced to a sub minimum staffing level. Building are left to burn (urban/inner city redevelopment).

And as 11:20 said "you better know somebody to get hired and get on the scam".

10:46 and 11:34 are on the money.

A Proud profession with Brave men has no Bold future.

So ends the Epistle.

Anonymous said...

Hell back in the day the only women allowed in the station after midnight was Dirty Dot and the Kansas City Honker.

The guys were sittin around the table one day talking about the volume of cum Dirty Dot has swallowed. So they found out a load weighted about half an ounce. One bright Fireman started clicking on his computer calculating how many days, stations and loads she had swallowed in the past three years. He looked up all astonished and said hell boys she is on her second booster tank of cum right now.

The moral of the story is:

Women can actually play a critical role in the fire service.

Anonymous said...

Really, Gray Back? Throughout the 1950s-60s those firetruck pedal cars were big sellers in America. We had lots of little kiddies looking up to the "Firemen", saying they wanted to be one when they grew up. Over the years, we saw loads of kiddies in FD gear as costumes for Halloween and play throughout the year. So, IMO you got it wrong with that dis on "firefighters" AND "sanitation workers". The safety and health of this society DEPENDS on the two. Decent and sensible people know these two demanding and dangerous occupations are, and always have been honorable.

FIRE AND FILTH NOT PROPERLY HANDLED AND CONTAINED IS MOST DEFINITELY MAJOR FUBAR!!! The better municipalities have good comps in pay, bennies, and retirement (as they should) for both FD and the garbage guys--and, the jobs are most likely UNION!!! I'm grateful my dad and two brothers did very well in FD Local #64 careers.

Anonymous said...

Stay on point 1:02. Local 64 is in a right to work state. Fuckers never had nuttin cept the ambulance service.
Local 42, shit, we laughed our asses off at 64. 64 was always begging for help from us.

Anonymous said...

@1:02 PM Are you Smokett the Pollyanna firewoman that does not know her ass from a Hux Bar or a Halligan Tool.

Gray Back accurately stated the current day fire service situation and the progressive, lizard throat liberal, BLM and Democrat run cities.

Might wanna keep your clean helmet ass quiet when the elder veterans of
the struggles of the 60s and 70s who sacrificed for you to enjoy some of the benefits left on the job are talking.

Now got get lost playing Warcraft, eating Skittles on duty and shake out your hero cape.

Anonymous said...

Gay back is a tranny fucker.

Anonymous said...

Oh, is dat you bunky 1:34 PM the firehouse cum bucket?

C'mon over here Bunky and pull down yer bunker pants again time for more hose packing training on yore rass again.

Now Bunky shut up yo cokesucker and put the Vaseline on one of the three things you are good for and leave the hairy assed men alone when they talkin bidness.

Oh OH, Bunky clean your eye the left one is glued shut from a load the Captain gave you earlier.

Gray Back said...

That's Mister Gay Back to you. Pimpled face snowflake. Now get back on your others tit and wait for the day your nuts drop or ovaries produce.

Don Cardinal said...

Mad about a watermelon but notbabout the 100s of killings,,, duck off pussy MO rage, mad at Someone saying nigger than killings and no one connects the dots.

Gray Back said...

In the inimitable words of Crusty the old navy sea salt.

BLOW IT OUT CHURYASS YOU DRIFTY MAGGOT!! AND GIT CHURE DICK SKINNERs OFF DA KEYBOARD!!! How bout that you seasick whore.

Anonymous said...

The one place blacks are not being killed and they are still bitching. Lets blow up, shoot and fry a few of them and that should balance things out and they can shut the fuck up and go to bitching and whining about the next things on their long ass list.

Anonymous said...

Herp derp...duh...doy...me is gay-back...duh...derp...I a tranny fucker...duh..herp derp...doy...I aints gots no teef...duh...derp.

Gray Back said...

Hey 2:10 you know that sound my dick makes when it's pulled out of your mothers ass. Ya, it's the same sound you make when you try to be funny. Wait, your momies a tranny? Now that's some good ass. How the fuck you think you got into this world my son?

Anonymous said...

2:12 hey buddy take a few more swigs of jizz. Your only 7/8ths cum drunk now. Throw caution to the wind, live a little, gag a little.. draw on that skin flute hard like till it shoots a load that rings your uvula (not to be confused with your mouthvulva)so hard your eyes roll for a day or two.

While off the wagon and slurp derpin...avoid the blog and use your hand to do some deep gonad ball cuppin.

Anonymous said...

herp derp = I'm black and can't think of anything to say.

Anonymous said...

Well hey if you are black 2:23 then git on over here an shine my white high ridge corona.

Herp derp I know you love dick...mine is so good you gunna hit it like a top water lure.

Gray Back said...

That's my boy Herp Derp

Anonymous said...

Dat Herp Derp been to one two many Herpies Derbies.

Anonymous said...

Dat Herp Derp just like a Calcutta Capuchin Monkey he grabbed a dick and ran off somewhere to suck it like a pacifier.

Anonymous said...

Whahappend it got all quiet on the Herp Derp dicksucker front.

Gray Back said...

Shhhhh, herp derp is listening to his mothers ass and waiting for Colonel Gray Back to pull out.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Quick question fellas. Which is more sad and pathetic, the pitiful losers who post this moronic shit day after day, or the life-failures who check back every 5 minuets or so to see if anyone has responded to their initial stupidity? Discuss!

Don Cardinal said...

Yourself included ^^

Anonymous said...

Ever watch the olympics? When they stop having separate men's and women's events, I'll proclaim us equal.

Anonymous said...

Damn liar. KCK had #64 guys riding both rigs and KARE. KCKFD initiated the metro's fully dedicated HazMat response units in Fairfax. Killa City bummed HazMat help from #64 for years.

And, 1:02 is on point, stating sometimes BrokeBack Cowboy gets it wrong, same as YOU!

Anonymous said...

Their mouths are full and their sticky fingers are too, right now!

Anonymous said...

herp derp - imma nigga wid no brane

Anonymous said...

Quick Questions 3:25 PM do you know hot to click out of Tony's KC?
And do you know how to go to any other website other than Tony KC?
Do you know how to turn off your computer?

Ok I see you do know how to do these three simple keyboard strokes.

Now click out of Tony's Blog. Go to wwwwhowtoshowmanners.com learn something and then solve both our problems by draggin your judgemental phony ass outta here by shutting off your computer. Then and only then feel free to go back to the bafroom and relates to yosef sum mo.

Though you think it cute...no brownie points for being a blog dickhead.

Anonymous said...

LETS RUIN THE LAST GOOD DEPARTMENT IN KILLA CITY. LET THE BLACKS RUN IT LIKE THEY RUN THE PUB WORKS OR THE SCHOOLS AND THE FIRE DEPT WILL BE FUCKED JUST LIKE THE OTHERS

Anonymous said...

herp derp = Affirmative Action level IQ

Anonymous said...

Here's what I noticed about this thread, a lot of great comments about the risks of affirmative action for the FD.

And the "Liberal" MO rage is the only person who used a racial slur.

That says A LOT.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit! If racial "slurs" were used you can pretty much bet the racist mexican deleted them.

Anonymous said...

Cronyism has ruled for KCFD for decades. There are so many relatives working in KCFD; Working at KCFD is like a family business for some employees, jobs handed down from one generation to the next. Over the years, how many relatives of Fire Chief Berardi have worked at KCFD? The Mauer brothers? Etc.

Anonymous said...

Pete Mauer could let a fart that would gag a maggot.
He had a way about him that dispensed with all formalities.
His famous. "Go sell your bullshit somewhere else" was a classic and save a lot of wasted time listening to some mook bang your ear for an hour.

We need lots of Mauers on the KCFD

Methinks 9:29 PM be one geekorific south town loser.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how this story gets tied to KCFD whilst they are choosing a new fire chief. Is that you James Garrett?